Start by baking four 8" square cakes, cut to 2" tall each. Stack and fill 2 layers. Dowel and plate. Stack and fill the top 2 layers. Notice in the pic the cardboard plate in the middle for support.
Ice with buttercream, or fondant.
Use cookie cutters or scroll markers to place designs, then ice over them. Make a fondant bow or place a satin bow over cake!